NIMR - Mbeya Medical
P.O Box 2410
Hospital Hill rd, Mbeya Tanzania
Health care workers training
To obtain improved diagnosis, treatment and care at the health facilities, health care staff from the selected communities has to be trained. Together with the EMINI training coordinator, who is a Public Health Specialist, and the RMO (Regional Medical Officer) office in Mbeya the topics for the EMINI training were discussed. Following their initial qualification, health personnel in rural areas are often isolated and lack continuous education. It was therefore decided that the refresher courses should contain a mixture of administrative and medical knowledge to cover the managerial as well as the clinical side of running a dispensary and therefore improving the delivery of health care.
It should be noted that all the intended topics are not new subjects for the participants but refresher courses. The chosen topics are all part of the curriculum at the medical and nursing schools and get updated from time to time. These updates are subject to teaching by specially trained TOTs (trainer of trainers), a pool of teachers who specialize in certain areas according to National Guidelines. The TOTs run refresher courses and conduct new training whenever new topics or new elements to a known topic are introduced to the National Health System.
The aim of the EMINI refresher courses is to give the health staff an overview over of a rapidly changing and developing environment and to motivate them to deliver good quality care. The curriculum for the second year of training is based on a training needs assessment which was conducted in the region through the Regional Medical Office and supported by EMINI.
List of Topics for Refresher Courses of Dispensary Personnel in EMINI Selected Sites for the year 2006-2007
1. MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH FACILITY
2. INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Training session in progress at Zonal Training Center.